Israel releases migrants - Israel’s Government failed to meet a deadline to deport over 200 migrants, and those migrants were released from prison. The country is believed to be negotiating with Uganda to bring in the migrants, and Uganda recently said it would take in 500 migrants. The migrants are from Sudan and Eritrea.
Nigerian President set to meet with Trump - Nigerian President Buhari is scheduled to meet with United States President Donald Trump at the end of April. The two are expected to discuss a number of issues including fighting terrorism like the Boko Haram terrorist group. Boko Haram has been causing havoc in Nigeria for eight years and over two million people have been displaced in Nigeria.
Popular Chinese social media network to not ban homosexuality content - China’s popular social media network Sina Weibo announced that posts that have content about homosexuality would be taken down, but now it is changing its mind. Protests against the social media network ensued, and the social media network said it was taking down homosexuality posts because of stricter internet laws. China’s government is neither against, or for homosexuality.
Korean Air CEO under scrutiny - Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has suspended its CEO, Cho Hyun-min. She is accused of throwing water at another executive while in a meeting. Hyun-min denied throwing water at the executive, but she did admit to shoving the manager. Her sister is Cho Hyun-ah, who is known for delaying a flight over nuts. Petitions have surfaced across the internet calling for her resignation.
Popular Italian film-maker dies - Italian film-maker Vittorio Taviani has passed away at the age of 88. Taviani and his brother, Paolo, won international awards like the Palme D’Or for their film Padre Padrone, won the Golden Bear prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012 for their film Caesar Must Die. His latest film was released in 2017.
SS guard charged in Germany - A court in Mannheim, Germany has charged a 94-year-old man who served as an SS guard in World War II. The man’s name is unknown, but he worked as an SS guard when he was 19, and he allegedly assisted in the death of over 13,000 people. The man worked at the Auschwitz concentration camp, and he says that he didn’t know murder was going on at the camp.
Colombian and Ecuadorian authorities searching for Farc Rebels - Authorities in Colombia and Ecuador are searching for Farc Rebels near Mataje after two Ecuadorian journalists were killed. The group says it is responsible for the journalists’ deaths, and the journalists’ bodies have not been found. Walter Artizala, or “Guacho,” the leader of the Farc Rebels, is on Ecuador’s most wanted list.
Canadian diplomats experience unusual symptoms - Ten Canadian diplomats in Cuba have experienced unusual brain symptoms, and have allegedly had other issues like nausea and dizziness. In response, Canada has recalled families of the diplomats in Cuba. Last year workers at the United States embassy in Cuba said they also felt similar symptoms.
Prison riot kills seven in South Carolina - The Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina saw a riot breakout among its inmates. The South Carolina Department of Corrections said seven inmates died, and 17 others were injured. The fight is thought to be over territory, and the riot lasted for nearly eight hours. Prison guards and other prison staff were not injured.
Comey speaks out on ABC - Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to ABC News in a television interview regarding President Trump. Comey said he thinks Trump is “morally unfit” to be President and that he doesn’t align with the country’s values. Comey was fired by Trump last May, and he discovered he was losing his job while watching the news.